Here I Am Again!

Did you ever notice how fast time flies?  Well, of course you did!
Like for instance———–
How is it spring already when I only just put all my summer clothes and swim suit away?
How is it that my daughter just turned 50 when I’m still 50?
How has it been 2 months since I cleaned my house?
How has it been a year since my last mamo?
How did I get so old?
Where did last week go? Or last month? Or last year?
And – how has it been 6 months since I published my last blog post?

I THINK of it almost every day.  I WANT to write something.  I tell myself I’m GOING to write something.  But then………….

  1.  I’m too tired
  2. I don’t have anything new to talk about
  3. I have an appointment………somewhere
  4. My life is boring
  5. I’ll do it first thing in the morning
  6. I’ll do it in the evening
  7. I’ll do it when I finish this____(fill in the blank)
  8. HD wants to go “do something”
  9. The kids call
  10. The beach calls

Enough excuses!!!  How have you all been??!!  I’ve missed hearing from you!
So here I am.  Maybe with something interesting – maybe not.

I’ve been painting.  A few portraits and some other things too.  I joined a small group of artists and we meet once a month in each other’s homes to share and paint together.  Each month the hostess offers a challenge for us to work on during the month if we want to and then bring it the next month.  Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes not so much.

One challenge was to paint a wild animal.  So I thought I would try some watercolor effects just using the Golden Open.  I wasn’t totally unhappy with him.  But you can probably tell watercolor is not my “thing”.

One challenge was to paint leaves.  Epic failure!!  But I’m not going to let it get the better of me.  I’ll work on it some more but I’m not showing that picture until I can show you a picture after I fix/finish it.

One of our challenges was to paint from life.  We did a still life using items from around my house.  It took me a while but I finally finished it.  I rather like it!

I recently went to a mixed media workshop taught by a well known artist, Christine Peloquin.  She has been published a couple of times in the  Somerset magazines and does beautiful work!  We collaged backgrounds with fabrics and paper then painted whatever we wanted.  Lots of fun.  I think I might do another one sometime.

One more workshop I did was Palette Knife painting!  Can you imagine?!  ME?!  But it was so much fun.  I learned a lot and maybe I can use it in some of my “other” painting.

So that’s it for now.  I’ll show you some more in another post.  I don’t want to use up all my material now.  Then I would have to wait another 6 months to write again!

Hope all your days are Paint Days!

Ronnie

 

 

 

 

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36 Responses to Here I Am Again!

  1. Leslie Hutchinson says:

    I love your paintings Ronnie! Especially the lion. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

  2. Mileah Hall says:

    So good to hear from you! Your new painting experiences seem so much fun. Glad to see your postings again!!

  3. Nancy Lockner says:

    Love seeing what you are doing. Glad you are enjoying life. Time passes much faster when we get older. Thanks for sharing your projects . Hugs and blessings to a talented lady.

  4. Dinky says:

    Isn’t life”time consuming”and looking at all your wonderful art work I would say life is not boring, I would say it looks like you are having a very good time. They look like a lot of fun and spending time with others doing art is such a joy. I have missed your posts but, I’m happy you are enjoying your move and life is good for you and HD.
    The chapter is busy getting ready for the next convention in September. Seems like we just get done with the last one and then it’s on to the next. We are back at the Holiday Inn this year and it should be a good time. Take care, enjoy the paint, beach and the sun.
    Dinky

  5. Pat Fagan says:

    Great to hear from you again. I know the feeling about time! I have the same problem. and the um, younger we get, the faster it goes!! I too, cannot believe I have “kids” who are in their 50’s; I’m just getting started in my mind. It’s my body that won’t co-operate. Thank you for the inspiration! Keep it coming.

  6. Christine Pore says:

    enjoyed your e-mail..know how time flies also..but you are back in painting and that is super.

  7. Missed you but happy for all the “fun” things you have going on in your life. Loved all of your creative endeavors. Especially the Rooster! Have always wanted to try palette knife painting, and I think you have been a great inspiration. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  8. Saundra Rowe says:

    Hay Girl., Sooooo happy to see you are once again being grovey.!! Lion is great – just having a bad hair day ( looks to familiar ) Still life looks great – would like some patterns, mixed media w/Rooster – makes me smile.! I think -a haw she’s back.!
    Time to have a Seminar- new patterns – a fun time . Am trying Golden paints.
    DON’T be away for so long.
    Hugs Sandy

  9. Marilyn wells says:

    Glad you are back. The mixed media piece gets me going!

  10. Connie Lanagan says:

    Wondered where you were? Looks like you had fun the last 6 moths. Everything you showed us was great I think it’s fun to try. Ew things and be able to do what you want when doing them. How fun.
    But just think , you missed all the snow and storms and floods back this way . Even tornadoes so soon. Kidding of course ?. Florida must be so nice and fun. Good for you. See you next time.

  11. Sue Sondker says:

    Have missed you. Please keep posting! Hope you are happy with your move and renovations. Hugs

  12. Pat Otto says:

    Wunnerful, wunnerful! I love all your stuff and that you are showing your new forays into other techniques and challenges. So inspiring! See you soon!

  13. Bertie says:

    Glad to finally hear from you again. Missed you!! Love your lion; he looks like he needs a cuddle. Also liked your other endeavors.

  14. carol says:

    Glad to see you back
    like what you have done

  15. Linda Duff says:

    Love the Lion Ronnie! Also the rest of the pieces. Looking forward to May and the piece we will be painting! See you soon!

  16. karen says:

    It is good to hear from you again. I love all your artful endeavors!!!

  17. Ann says:

    Hi Ronnie great to hear from you and so enjoyed seeing what you’ve been producing! Love the mixed media with the rooster so vibrant!! and the paintings created with the palette knife is brilliant……….. how daring you are very brave. Am impressed with the set up of hosting art classes in a group situation what a good idea and challenging each other to try out new things. My brushes have been laid wasting this past few months – a health problem and surgery have stopped me in my tracks but hopefully within a few weeks I shall be back into it again. Take care and keep in touch x x x

  18. Melinda says:

    Glad to see you back posting Ronnie! Loved seeing what you have been working on.

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